Menu Menu

MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

National ID: MSL30118 State ID: BDV6
Share this course on your social media page

A hands on career where you can help to make a difference

This qualification provides you with essential laboratory skills needed to carry out recording and measurement of results and assisting in collecting and preparing of samples. You will learn skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs.

Your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is flexible and available in class or via a traineeship so you can fit study around your life and not the other way around.

Studying at North Metropolitan TAFE you will experience our well equipped facilities and learn from highly trained lecturers who'll give you the best shot at a variety of careers in science and laboratory operations.

 

Half-price

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements
  • Laboratory practices and equipment
  • Prepare cultures
  • Perform sterile techniques
  • Assist with field work

I have the following attributes:

  • A strong interest in science and chemistry
  • Able to adhere to workplace safety standards
  • Good communication skills and able to work as part of a team
  • Normal colour vision
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

The qualification can be gained through an approved traineeship program; however you will need to be employed and registered as a trainee before you can commence training.

Other costs for consideration:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Text Books (approx. $150)

Typical timetable:

  • 3 days per week

Workplace:

  • Optional

 

Other job titles may include:

  • Laboratory Assistant | Laboratory Technician
  • Instrument Operator
  • Sampler and Tester
  • Production Personnel
  • Field Assistant
  • Sample Courier

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees until 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee). Please see below an approximate estimate of what you will pay on enrolment.

Annual Full fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
Total
939.60 325.00 1264.60

 

Annual Concession fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
Total
278.40 325.00 603.40

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Continuous enrolment, 2022

Details
When Continuous enrolment, 2022
Where East Perth
How Employer Based
Details
When Continuous enrolment, 2022
Where East Perth
How Traineeship

Semester 1, 2022

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2022
Where East Perth
How On Campus

Continuous enrolment, 2021

Details
When Continuous enrolment, 2021
Where East Perth
How Employer Based
Details
When Continuous enrolment, 2021
Where East Perth
How Traineeship

Semester 2, 2021

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where East Perth
How On Campus

Get help

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' box in one of the study options above.

Preferred contact method
Preferred delivery mode
Have you studied with us before?